Sermon: SAME TEAM
ICE BREAKER: What is the most memorable "team" you have ever been a part of and why?
This week, Pastor Sherri taught us how to get on the SAME TEAM with our spouses, friends, and any other relationships we find ourself in!
The concept of "SAME TEAM" is simple, yet very powerful! Often, we are in quiet competition with our relationships. It is natural, and very human to want to "win" - but often when we always win, our relationship loses!
50% of our marriages end in divorce
40% of us have experienced major estrangement with a family member
80% of us have had friendships that can clearly be defined as “toxic”
85% of us are dealing with relational conflict in our current jobs
The first step is to simply make sure you are on the same team! The simplest way to do this is to SAY IT OUT LOUD! Tell your spouse, your kids, your coworkers - "I want us to be on the Same Team!"
Next, you have to learn how to WIN together. This comes from clearly defining what a WIN looks like in your relationship. It is hard to win, when you don't know what success looks like. Have that conversation with the people you want to be on your team. This may take negotiation!
Last, if you want your relationships to be long-lasting, you have to learn to FORGIVE! A hard concept, but one that every successful relationship shares in common!
What are the 3 most important earthly relationships to you right now?
Do all of those people know your desire to be on their TEAM? If not, what is your plan to tell that that clearly? (Allow your team to hold you accountable to this THIS week!)
Do you know what success looks like in these relationships? If so, have you clearly communicated that?
Is there any un-forgiveness in your most important relationships? If so, how will you give that to God this week?
Ask God to give you courage to be vulnerable and create paths to being on the Same Team with the relationships He has blessed you with!